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Senior Therapeutic Residential Coordinator

Uniting Communities

Uniting Communities is a leading, not-for profit organisation working across South Australia through more than 90 community service programs. Our team of over 1500 staff and volunteers support and engage with more than 30,000 people throughout South Australia each year. We strive to build compassionate communities and great lives through community strengthening, quality service delivery and advocacy.

About the Service

Jo’s provide a home for young people who are unable to live with their families due to past neglect, abuse or relinquishment. We aim to create more than just an accommodation facility, but rather a truly loving environment for young people where staff nurture and support them to heal from their past trauma, and gain meaningful connections to community as they enter adulthood. At Jo’s the team understands that young people who are placed in care, following child protection intervention, often require comprehensive, holistic and interagency support due to the complex behaviours they are struggling to navigate. We understand the crucial need for staff to be supported to enable this high quality of care, and as such the Therapeutic Service Model governs targeted interventions that foster growth and change, with a high focus on authentic engagement and positive team relationships.

Jo’s also ensure that birth families, where appropriate, are included in care of young people. Birth families play a vital role in a young person’s life, and staff support families with scaffolding to enable safe, healthy and meaningful relationships to form, following child protection intervention.

Video: https://youtu.be/qppfc4ZdeVo

Podcast: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/podcast/therapeutic-residential-care-the-example-of-jos-place/

About You & The Role

Jo’s is seeking a highly skilled and passionate Senior Therapeutic Residential Coordinator to join the team on a full time basis. As an experienced manager you will be well equipped to support a team of staff in their practice and development. Drawing on your experience in working with young people facing complex trauma you will support your team of staff to assist young people to achieve a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Youth Workers and a fellow Coordinator, as well as a Therapeutic Specialist and Service Manager.

A day in the Jo’s house will include overseeing the management of the service, comprising of rosters, finances, property management, human resources, data and reporting. You will also work closely with your team of Therapeutic Youth Workers in their daily activities to support the young people, as well as overseeing the case management alongside Department for Child Protection. Engaging with young people’s families, as well as internal and external stakeholders will also be a significant aspect of the role.

The successful candidate will possess the below essential criteria;

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent
  • Experience in managing a service, site or team and overseeing their daily operations
  • Experience working with young people who have complex trauma, and are placed under Guardianship
  • Experience in successful conflict and crisis management

About the Remuneration

The Salary range will be dependent on experience and/or qualifications. We provide generous salary packaging benefits that enable you to increase and maximise your take home salary. In addition, other available benefits include; paid maternity leave, early intervention Physio Program, and discounted private health insurance. Check out our benefits at www.unitingcommunities.org

As an organisation, we are committed to protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are required to work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks.

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